There might be hope for the 2020 MLB season after all.
Bob Nightengale, a columnist with USA Today, wrote yesterday that MLB officials are cautiously optimistic that the season will start in late June and no later than July 2, allowing for a 100-game season.
Part of the plan also includes teams playing in their own stadiums, which is a change from a plan that was reported a few weeks ago in which teams would play in multiple stadiums in Arizona. The plan is also for the teams to play without fans, according to Nightengale.
The MLB would also realign with a three division, 10-team alignment that emphasizes geography. Teams would only play the other teams in their division.
It’s an interesting plan to bring baseball back in about two months, provided that medical officials approve the plan and more testing is available to the general public. The MLB could be one of the first major pro sports leagues to return if things work out with this plan and one would imagine the television ratings will be through the roof.
Obviously things are going to change, probably day-to-day, but this is interesting to see how the MLB plans to bring the season back.
Tweets of the Day
A year ago today I made the best decision of my life and committed to the University of Kentucky. Can’t wait to get back and play some ball https://t.co/4KU2pt0Xa9— John Young (@the_johnyoung) April 28, 2020
I can't wait for football either.
Kentucky bound Cam'Ron Fletcher (@CamRonFletcher1) Senior Year MIXTAPE! pic.twitter.com/AAiL98LoEP— SEANWEST (@_seanwest_) April 28, 2020
Fletcher has the potential to end up on some highlight reels at Kentucky.
Mitch Barnhart says school is planning for football in the fall - Courier Journal
Exactly when in the fall is the question.
Steve Smith Sr. is very optimistic about Lynn Bowden in the NFL - Cats Pause
Smith thinks Bowden will be the most impactful WR.
UK Softball pitcher planning to use extra year of eligibility - Herald Leader
At least one UK Softball player will spend an extra year in Lexington as the result of COVID-19 cancelling spring sports.
COVID-19 forcing UK Football to improvise summer training - Cats Pause
This offseason looks a lot different without the players under one roof.
NCAA group proposing NIL changes for college athletics - SI
It looks like this may end up happening.
Does the NBA G-League initiative even make sense?
Aaron Torres makes the argument that this program isn’t good for the NBA.
Daishen Nix headed to G-League over UCLA - ESPN
Another top recruit is headed to the G-League.
Isiah Thomas wants everyone to know he was hit more than MJ - Yahoo
Isiah wants to make sure everyone knows he was hit more than anyone.